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    Hingis or Serena

    Watch for the changes to these numbers in 2006 [data posted by KTTK on TOB]:

    * most weeks at #1 in WTA singles rankings:
    Hingis - 209 weeks
    Serena - 57 weeks

    * most weeks ranked #1 in WTA singles and doubles simultaneously:
    Hingis - 35 weeks
    Serena - N/A

    * highest doubles ranking on the WTA Tour:
    Hingis - #1
    Serena - #5

    * most years ranked WTA #1 in women's singles:
    Hingis - 3 years
    Serena - 1 year

    * most consecutive years in a Grand Slam singles final:
    Hingis - 6 consecutive years
    Serena - 5 consecutive years

    * most consecutive years winning a Grand Slam singles final:
    Hingis - 3 consecutive years
    Serena - 2 consecutive years

    * most WTA Tour singles titles:
    Hingis - 40
    Serena - 26

    * most WTA Tour doubles titles:
    Hingis - 36
    Serena - 11

    * most WTA Tour singles and doubles titles:
    Hingis - 76
    Serena - 37

    * most career WTA Tour prize money earned:
    Hingis - $18,345,825
    Serena - $15,874,887

    * years ranked in the top 2 in the WTA singles rankings:
    Hingis - 4
    Serena - 1

    * most Grand Slam singles titles won:
    Hingis - 5
    Serena - 7

    * most Grand Slam women's doubles titles won:
    Hingis - 9
    Serena - 6

    * most total Grand Slam women's titles won:
    Hingis - 14
    Serena - 13

    * most total Grand Slam titles won, including mixed doubles:
    Hingis - 14
    Serena - 15

    * most WTA Tour singles titles won in a single year:
    Hingis - 12
    Serena - 8

    * head-to-head match wins in singles:
    Hingis - 6
    Serena - 7

    * years in which more than 5 WTA Tour singles titles were won:
    Hingis - 3
    Serena - 1

    * total match wins in singles on the WTA Tour:
    Hingis - 471
    Serena - 308

    * total match wins in doubles on the WTA Tour:
    Hingis - 273
    Serena - 94

    * total match wins in singles and doubles on the WTA Tour:
    Hingis - 744
    Serena - 402

    * year-end WTA Tour singles championships won:
    Hingis - 2
    Serena - 1

    * year-end WTA Tour doubles championships won:
    Hingis - 2
    Serena - 1

    * total year-end WTA Tour singles and doubles titles won:
    Hingis - 4
    Serena - 2

    * total match wins in Grand Slam singles events:
    Hingis: 134
    Serena: 115

    * total match wins in singles at the Australian Open:
    Hingis: 44
    Serena: 24

    * total match wins in singles at the French Open:
    Hingis: 31
    Serena: 25

    * total match wins in singles at Wimbledon:
    Hingis: 19
    Serena: 33

    * total match wins in singles at the U.S. Open:
    Hingis: 40
    Serena: 33



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    Re: Hingis or Serena

    laj2100's response to the stats on TOB:

    Martina Hingis's tennis career before she retired sometime ago covers 141 WTA tournaments played. Serena Williams tennis career covers just 85 tournaments so far. Therefore, Martina Hingis has played 56 WTA tournaments than Serena Williams has. So, let's now put these two players career in the proper perspective of proportion.

    1. Hingis's Grand Slam career success is 5 GS titles from 30 Grand Slam tournament played = 17% (16.7) GS success. Where as, Serena's Grand Slam career success is 7 GS titles from 26 GS tournaments played = 27% (26.9)GS success.

    2. Hingis's Grand Slam Win/Loss record is 134 - 25 = 84.3%. Where as, Serena's Grand Slam Win/Loss record is 115-19= 86% (85.8).

    3. Hingis's Career Win/Loss record is 471-101= 82.3%. Serena's Career Win/Loss record is 299-59= 83.5%.

    4. Hingis Career Prize Money earnings was $18,345,825, averaging 18,345,825.00/141= $130,112.00 per tournament played. On the other hand, Serena Career Prize Money Earnings is $15,874,887 so far, averaging $15,874,887.00/85 = $186,763.38 per tournament, making her the most success female tennis player ever in terms of prize money earned.

    5. Serena Williams career H2H record is quite superior to not only Martina Hingis's, but to all active WTA players.

    6. Serena Williams is one just FIVE women to ever hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time. Martina Hingis is not on that list.

    7. Serena Williams is one of just EIGHT women to hold a Career Grand Slam (winning all four Grand Slams throughout a career). Martina Hingis is not part of that list.

    It is rather insulting and disrespectful to be still comparing Martina Hingis with Serena Williams in terms of better success story.

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